The qualified candidate will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to provide patient care in the outpatient chemotherapy clinic.
As an integral member of the team you will be a key player in overseeing the preparation of chemotherapy agents and providing oncology teaching and counselling to patients in the outpatient clinic and provide inpatient chemotherapy support as required.
The Clinical Pharmacist, Chemotherapy will work closely with the Oncologists, Nursing and Pharmacy staff to ensure optimized patient care.
Developing and maintaining an expert level of knowledge on chemotherapy agents, Cancer Care Ontario recommendations, initiatives and oncology protocols will be fundamental to function as the drug resource person in this clinic.
Maintain expert level of knowledge on chemotherapy agents, Cancer Care Ontario recommendations and oncology protocols
Verify orders in therapy plans and identify, resolve and prevent drug related problems
Prepare education materials for patients on drug symptom management
Deliver scheduled oncology teaching and counselling to new patients on their individualized drug plans, any interactions drugs have with food or other medications patient is on
Provide symptom management and compliance follow-up with patients over the phone on oral chemotherapy treatments
Documentation of patient discharge in electronic medical record and communicate with physician
Communication with physician regarding any patient issues with oral chemotherapy drugs
Consult with systemic patients to review drug interaction, side effects, counselling and BPMH
Oversee the preparation of chemotherapy agents and verify volume dosages as prepared by pharmacy technician. If there is one pharmacy technician in the anteroom, the technician is required to take pictures of the drug and dose being used.
Pharmacists are required to view the pictures and perform volume checks and verify final dose
Assist with the drug access navigator, where necessary, for drug reimbursement processes (EAPs, e-claims, Compassionate Drug program, individual insurance)
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates drug therapy effectively.
Educate patients about medications to raise sense of autonomy and reduce non-compliance and complications.
Applies pharmaceutical care model to identify, resolve and prevent drug related problems.
Conduct drug utilization reviews to ensure the cost effective usage of medications.
Co-ordinate the acquisitions and supply of in-center and home medications to ensure the seamlessness of continuum of care.
Participates in formulating the interdisciplinary plan of care.
Provides effective supervision, leadership and direction to Pharmacy Technicians, students and volunteers.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from a University recognized by the Ontario College of Pharmacists required; PharmD preferred.
Licensed with the Ontario College of Pharmacists in Part A of the Register.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience systemic chemotherapy pharmacy practice required
Previous hospital experience required.
Hospital pharmacy residency is preferred.
Working knowledge of eClaims®, Cancer Care Ontario’s Systemic Therapy Funding Model and Beacon (Epic®) an asset
Experience with oncology clinical trials an asset
Membership with CAPhO (Canadian Association of Pharmacy in Oncology) an asset
Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, team and organizational skills
Excellent problem-solving and conflict management skills
Strong assessment skills
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and as a team member, in a fast-paced challenging environment
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Able to discern relevant information to make effective judgments and decisions to manage care.
Demonstrates Mackenzie Health’s Core Competencies including customer service, continuous improvement, leadership and initiative, effective communication.
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal English skills.
Proven attendance record.
Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others.
Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
You may be required to work at any site of Mackenzie Health
Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.